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CENFROCAFE - Peru
CENFROCAFE was founded in 1999 and now 20 years on, based out of Jaen, serves more than 2,000 farmer members in local associations spanning across twelve districts within the Cajamarca region. From technical assistance and quality control workshops for their farmers, to economic and leadership training for the young people in their rural communities, CENFROCAFE works not only to support the commercial endeavors of its members – but also to facilitate the development of their communities as a whole.
Without this kind of strong organization, local farmers would have otherwise been left each to his or her own devices to develop best practices for healthy fields and increased production yields, or for the marketing and sales of their coffee. The results speak for themselves. These coffees have shown in the finalists in national and international juried quality competitions such as Cup of Excellence.
CENFROCAFE founding member Anselmo Huaman Moreto, explains: “A huge difference in our lives is that now our children can actually go to school, our coffee is being recognized in the market for the quality we produce, we are receiving a fair price for our efforts, and our members can be proud again to be farmers.”